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WOODROW WILSON INAUGURATED
WITH IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES
THOUSANDS WITNESS THE
ADMINISTERING OF OATH
CEREMONIES WERE VERY IMPRESSIVE AND AMID
SCENES OF STIRRING ANIMATION BUT WERE
MARKED IN THE MAIN BY SIMPLICITY
ELABORATE CEREMONIES OF DAY FOLLOWED A FIXED PROGRAM
COVERING PRACTICALLY FIVE HOURS?INAUGURATION OCCUR
RED NEAR 1 O'CLOCK AT THE EAST FRONT OF THE CAPITOL AND
ADDRESS RY THE NEW CHIE F EXECUTIVE FOLLOWED?PENN
SYLYANIA AVENUE PACKED WITH THOUSANDS WH OSAW RETIH-;
ING PRESIDENT AND INCOMING PRESIDENT GO TO THE CAPITOL.
Washington, March 4.?Woodrow Wilson was today inaugurated
as President of the United States, with Thomas R. Marshall as Vice
President, amid scenes of stirring animation and with impressive
ceremonies, marked in the main by simplicity, and yet retaining that
degree of dignity, with some of the pomp and spectacular display
which inevitably attaches to the induction of a now chief executive
of the nation.
The elaborate ceremonies of the day followed a fixed program cov
ering practically five hours. It began in the morning with the drive
of the President, President-elect and Vice-President-elect from the
White House to the Capitol, where until noon Mr. Taft was occupied
with the measures passed in the closing hours of the G2d Congress.
The inauguration of the Vice-President Marshall was fixed to occur
shortly after noon, along with the assembling of the new Senate and
the swearing in of new senators. Following this, toward 1 p. m., the
chief ceremony of the day, the inauguration of President Wilson, oc
curred at the east front of the Capitol. Then came the return of the
Presidential party to the White House and the review of the inaugural
parade pasting well along into the afternoon.
Mr. Wilson and Mr. Marshall had remained with their families at
their hotel through the night. As the hour approached for opening
today's ceremonies, they were joined by the Inaugural Committee of
Congress, made up of Senators Crane, Bacon and Overman, and
Representatives Rucker, Garret and McKinley. To this committee was
assigned the first function of importance^ in the day's proceedings, that
of conducting the new President and Vice-President to the White
House for formal greetings with President Taft, followed by the drive
of the Presidential party to the Capitol. Mrs. Wilson and family, and
Mi's. Marshall remained at the hotel to be escorted to the. Capitol later
by a military aide.
Meantime the escort for the Presidential party was assembling in
tho parkways adjoining the White House. Foremost in this escort
was the Essex Troop from Mr. Wilson's own state. With them, from
Mr. Marshall's state, rode the Black Horse Troop of Indiana. One
thousand Princeton men with touches of their college colors, vied
with the mounted escort in number and activity.
Mr. Taft and Mr. Wilson occupied carriages with members of the
inaugural committee; Mr. Marshall and Senator Gallinger, President
pro tern of the Senate, followed immediately in another carriage with
other members of the committee; carriages followed with members
of Mr. Taft's retiring cabinet.
Pennsylvania avenue and the main thoroughfares converging at
tho Capitol were packed from an early hour of tho day to witness this
move of the Presidential party to the Capitol. From the Whito House
to tho Capitol steel cables strung along the curb held back the specie
tors and traffic was suspended.
At the Capitol the Committee of Arrangements was ready to con
duct Mr. Taft and Mr. Wilson to the marblo chamber known as the
President's room, just, off the lobby leading to the Senate chamber.
Others of tho committee waited to conduct Mr. Marshall and Senator
Gallinger to the Vice-President's room, at the opposite end of the Sen
Tho arrival of the Presidential party was timed to bring it to the
Capitol a full hour before the opening of the actual inauguration
ooremony at noon. This was to give sufficient time to Mr. Taft to sigii
bills being passed in the last hour of the expiring G2nd Congress. The
Cabinet of tho outgoing President accompanied him, to inspect the
newly passed bills pertaining to their departments and to advise the
President as to his signature or veto.
Meanwhilo tho Senate and House of Representatives were pressing
matters to a final conclusion, in the hurry to have all legislative busi
ness cleared well before noon. In tho House there were the usual
closing exercises, with resolutions of thanks to the Speaker. It was
tho aim of the leaders to close the proceedings sufficiently before noon
to permit the membership of the House to march in a body to the Sen
ate wing of tho Capitol, there to take the seats set apart for them in
tho Senate chamber for the inauguration ceremonies of tho Viee-Prcsi
Senate galleries were thronged early with a brilliant assemblage in
Which women largely predominated, their gowns and hats giving a gala
appearance to the upper portion of the chamber. The diplomatic gal
lories were' strictly reserved for tho families of the representa
tives of foreign governments, nnd the President and Vice-President 's
galleries for the families of the incoming and outgoing executives.
(Continued on Pago Four.)
PRESIDENT WOOD ROW WILSON.
CABINET OF NEW PRESIDENT
Secretary of State?W. J, Bryan, of Nebraska
Secretary of Treasury William (J. MeAdoo, of New York
Secretary of War -Lindley M. Garrison, of New Jersey
Attorney General?James MoRcynolds, of Tennessee
Postmaster General?A. S. Iturlcson, of Texas
Secretary of Navy?Joseph us Daniels, of North Carolina.
Secretary of Interior Franklin N. Lane, of California.
Secretary of Agriculture Dai Id P. Houston, of Missouri.
Secretary of Commerce Williaiu ('. Redflcld, of Neu York
Secretary of Lnlior?w. D. Wilson, of Pennsylvania
IN HANDS OF RECEIVER,
Palmetto Drug Store Goes to the Wall
and Receiver Appointed to Dispose
of the Business.
Tho doors of the Palmetto Drug
store were closed yesterday and no
tice was given to tho effect that it
had gone into tho hands of a receiver.
Mr. M. L. Copeland was appointed re
ceiver and he has taken charge of the
store's affairs. It Is stated that this
condition of affairs was brought about
by disappointing sales and i>oor col
lections resulting from the poor cot
ton crop. It Is probable that the es.
seta will double tho liabilities.
Dr. W. R. Washington naa been the
manager of tho concern, which is
iowned by a stock company. The
doors of the storo will be closed for
some days pending the taking of stock
after which it is probable that the
store will be continued by the recciv
WANT TO VOTE BONDS
People of the Vicinity of Trinity Ridge
to Mold nn Election on the Ques
tion of Voting Bonds for a New
The Trinity Ridgo school district
will hold an election on the school
grounds Saturday, the 16th, for the
purpose of deciding whether or not
the district shall vote bonds for the
purposo of building a new school
house. The leading citizens of that
community are working for the new
school building with a vim and they
expect to persuade a large majority
of the voters to favor the bond issue.
They expect to build a $1,000 school
building with every Coiivonlonco nec
essary for doing good work.
Notice to Taxpayers,
By order of the City Council of
T<aurens the time for payment of
taxes has been extended to March 10th
1913. Those who have not paid will
pleas* take note and call promptly.
.1. A. ROLAND,
Building New Garage.
Mr. J. S. Machern is having a build
ing erected on his lot next to Swygort,
Nichols & Company to he occupied by
McLaurln and Toague as a garage.
Excavation was bogwn several days
ago and the building is to be finished
as early as possible. Mr. Machem ex
pects to erect a first class building]
and Messrs McLanrin & Teague ex
pect to equip it with modern machin
ery and fixtures.
Preleminnry Contest March 21st.
Tho preliminary contest, to select
tho representative of tho Laurens
graded school to take part in tho coun
ty oratorical contest, will be hold in
tho graded school auditorium Friday
evening. March 21st. The public is
invited to come out and hear the
? young fellows speak. Tho county
contest Is to be held at the same place
Hunting Senson OuL
Considerable uncertainty seems to
exist among many as to when bird
season ends in this county. Several
years ago the season ended March
ir.th, but by a recent act the date
wits changed and now it is unlawful
to kill partridge after March 1st. The
hunting season, therefore, ended Sat
Broke into S. A. X? Cars.
I BUI Anderson and Sam Toolo two
negroes, ivero carried from here to
t'nlon Saturday, where they will have
to stand trial for car-broaklfig and
larceny, having stolen a quantity of
goods from the cars of the S. A L.
railway near Whltmlro after a wreck
there some time nco. They were
captured near Cross Ilill and brought
to Laurens several weeks ago.
HOUSE AND SENATE
HELD BY GOVERNOR
Must Return to Columbia
To Finish Work
MANY BILLS UNSIGNED
BY GOV. BLEASE
In Order to Act on Many Mills Ho
turntd Unsigned l>y the Governor,
Some of which are Local Mills Need
ing Attention, Legislators Take Re
Columbia, March 2.?With the ex
ception of two or three items in the
Senate and four Items In the house,
both branches of the legislature pass
ed the appropriation bill nr* reported.
The Items referred to below, on which
the veto of the governor was placed,
were discussed at length, and It was
early morning before the work of tho
tWO houses came to temporary close.
Then, with the appropriation bill
passed and made a law at .".:::o this
morning, the two houses prepared to
tako a recess until Wednesday or
Thursday of this week.
The governor vetoed two sections)
and 28 separate items In *he appro
priation bill. The house passed the
two vetoed sections and 21 of the
vetoed Items by the necessary two
third majority of tho votes cast. Then
the entire appropriation bill was
passed again by the house and sent
to the senate.
Five Of the nine Items in the bill
for the University or South Carolina
were vetoed by the governor, but all
of them were passed over the "no"
of the chief executive.
Th entire section in the bill for
I tho historical commission of South
Carolina was vetoed by the governor,
as well as the items in it for work on
the Confederate* records and print
ing. These vetoes were also over
The house received the veto mes
sage at 4:15 p. in. It was sent to the
Senat?; this morning at I2:2.r>a . m.
Mr. Dick, of Sunder, chairman of
tho ways and means committee, ex
plained tin- votOCd items for the ben
efit of the members, and In one in
stance asked that the governor's voto
be sustained, which was done unani
Roll call followed roll call as
rapidly as possible The house took
a recess at 6:4fi p. m. until .8:1." p. m.
and suspended at 10:30 p. m. for 20
minutes to hear William .1. Bryan.
The First Itcin.
My a vote of 81 to 18, the house
overrode the governor's veto of the
item for $1,000 for extra clerical ser
vices in the comptroller generrd's of
fice, and by a vote of 82 to 19, gave
tho same office $.r>0(> for printing
In the appropriation for the State
treasurer's office, the governor ve
toed tho item of $2,000 for printing
ledger leaves, bonds, etc.. but the
house passed it over his veto by a
vote of 79 to 23.
In the section for public, buildings,
the house overrode the governor's veto
of tho Item of $2,904.f?2 to pay the
deficit for lightmg the State house,
penitentiary and other buildings. The
vote was 73 for and 21 against.
The deficit for 1912 created by the
State board of health, amounting to
$2,r.3r?.C2, was. vetoed by the governor
but the house by a vote of 77 to 19,
allowed the Item to stay in the bill.
The house overrode the veto of the
item for $.r?,000 to allow tho tax de
partment to provide for establishing
a uniform system of bookkeeping and
examining the financial condition of
the counties by a vote of 72 to 20.
Items for University.
The governor vetoed in the appro
priation for the 1'niverslty of South
Carolina the Item of $l.n00 for equip
ment. W. A. James of Lee, Mr. Dick,
of Sumte,- and Mr. Klbler of Newbor
ry, spoke in favor of passing the item
over > ,o veto, which the house did by
a vote of 03 to 9.
The item of $12,000 for the univer
sity's general expenses was also ve
toed by the governor. Tt, too, was
passed by a vote of 90 to 9.
Likewise the governor disapproved
the appropriation of $115,000 for im
proving and equipping the students'
TEACHERS OF COUNTY
MET IN UURENS
First Meeting of the Kind
In The State
PROF. W. K. T?TE
Largest Hotly <>f County Teachers er.
or Gathered Together In This Slate
Mot In LaurOiiH Friday and Satur
day and were EntortaJnod by Lau
what Prof. w. k. Tato termed "tho
most gratifying ovent" slneo ho be
came rural school mrpor visor of South
Carolina took place Friday evening
and Saturday morning at the graded
school when a largo majority of tho
teachers of the county gathered to
gether In Lnurons to hear a loctUl'O
from htm and to discuss questions re
lating to the profession. Tho loach
ers with their friends and tho pub
lic generally met in the school and
torluin Friday evening when they lis
tened to an interesting, instructing
ami inspiring address from Prof. T?te,
In which he gavo impressions of his
recent visit to Switzerland where be
went to study school life and condi
tions of that country. Mr. Tato il
lustrated his lecture with lantern
slides made from photographs which
he himself took during his travels.
Pcdlcating his address wltJi a few re
nmrks upon the general life of Swit
zerland, Mr. Tato said that though
Switzerland war. rightly termed "The
Playground of tho World*', he found
everybody worklnr and trying to Im
prove upon the labors of those around
him. Though thoro are but few mil
lionaires, there is an oqunl scarcity
of beggars. The government is the
overseer of the Inbor of the whole
country and owns largely the public,
utilities. Tho laws are made for tho
good of the common people and tho
common people are educated so as to
keep up the high plane of citizenship
prevailing there now. Tho govern,
men! Is run by the people and tho
result-.; attained are made possible by
tho high standard of education there,
compulsory education laws having
been in force for over eighty yours.
Modern school buildings are scatter
ed over all the country and In dis
tricts much poorer than in ninny sr?o
tions of this state whore tho people
are unwilling to spend any but mod
est amounts for educational purposes.
The life of t.be country is wrapped
up in its educational ?ystem. Illiter
acy is unknown. Continuing his talk
as he showed the pictures of Swiss
scenes, Prof. T?te told ?f tho high
standard of citizenship in that coun
try and emphasized the need of thor
ough educational methods in South
Carolina. Hl? address was elosoly
listened to by the large audience.
Before tho address of Prof. Tato
the audience was entertained by a
Vlctrola concert. Immediately pre
ceding the address Mm. Dovoroux:
Turner sang throe select tons which
proved a very enjoyable feature of tho
evening. Mrs. Turner was accom
panied on the -piano by Mrs. W. F.
Ssiturdiay morning tho regular
monthly mooting of the county teach
ers was held, when discussions of
matters of interest to tbe schools
were hold. Tho corn clubs, the tomn
to clubs, the corning county educa
tional fair all came in for a certain
amount of attention, many of tho
teachers being deeply interested in
these subjects. Prof. T?te also de
livered an address to the teachors at
At. eleven o'clock the same day, the
trustees of the county held a meeting
and were addressed by Prof. T?te.
From him many of the trustees got
an idea of what they should do to
aid in bringing the schools of tho
! county up to that standard which
they should really reach.
This unusual meeting of teachers.;
was brought about through the efforts
of tue rural school supervisor, MlSJj
Wll f.ou Cray. assisted largely by tho
superintendent of education. Fach
month a mooting of tho teachers I?
held and these, are proving of won
derful benefit to the schools of thQ